Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said a vested section in Bangladesh tried to erase the name of Bangabandhu from the history. They failed.
“History cannot be erased, and they could not be able to do this,” Hasina, also the chief of ruling Awami League party, told a rally of hundreds of thousands organised in Dhaka to celebrate the UN recognition of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib’s speech that inspired the people to wage an all out armed struggle to liberate Bangladesh from Pakistan.
The Prime Minister asked whether that vested quarter feel embarrassed after the recognition by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
Hasina termed those vested quarter as cohort of the defeated force of 1971 war of liberation and called the people to remain alert against their conspiracy.
Those who were trying to erase the speech of the 7th March killed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family on August 15, 1975, Hasina said.
A civic group organised the rally to celebrate the UNESCO recognition of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic March 7 speech (in 1971) as a world documentary heritage.
The rally began in the afternoon with Dhaka University Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman in the chair. The UNESCO recognised the Speech of Bangabandhu as part of world’s documentary heritage on October 31.
Senior Awami League leaders, activists, and supporters from different parts of the city started thronging to the venue from the early afternoon as the organisers completed all necessary preparation for holding the rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan previously known as Race Course Ground (where Bangabandhu addressed his people on March 7, 1971).